This is a lamp that I had in my antique shop for quite awhile before I could identify the material it is made from. I eventually ended up with two of them and gave both to my daughter cause she is a lamp nut! Anyway, after I found out what it was, every time someone showed interest, I made them hold it in their hands before I told them that it was made from a dried camel bladder. They were probably made in the 1940's and 50's as a tourist souvenir. Hmmmm, funny, no one ever bought either one. Anyway, I gonna ask my Dr if he can put my bladder in a jar so that I can bring it home, dry it out, and paint it!!!